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« on: February 12, 2015, 12:45:52 AM »
Greetings everyone, Justin here from Jacksonville Florida. I've been a home brewer since April of 2013. Thus far I've really been focused on Pale Ales and IPAs. I'd like to continue to work on the Pale Ale style this year and begin to explore sours as well.

My first brew was the American Wheat extract kit from Northern Brewery. It turned out...as beer. Nothing memorable, but nothing that knocked my socks off. I brewed around 5 kits or so and experiemented with some (awful) one gallon recipes I made up myself. Of course pitching while the beer was in the 80's didn't help! There were certainly times during this period where I questioned if I wanted to continue with the hobby.

I have just begun to brew all grain and it's been a really enjoyable transition. Considering how easy batch sparging has been for me, I wish I would have started with this method. Moving the entire operation in the garage/ outside has been a welcomed change and has made things much more enjoyable.

I'm currently brewing ~5 gallon batches using a 10 gallon Blichmann Boilermaker G2 boil kettle/ hot liquor tank, and a 10 gallon Rubbermaid round cooler for my mash tun. My fermenter continues to the 30L Speidel.

I have shared my homebrew with friends and family and their response has been positive. I am certainly my biggest critic and my goal is to brew repeatable beers that I find at par with what I buy commercially.



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Re: Brewer Bio: flbrewer
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 01:46:11 AM »
Shorts and T-shirt in February  :'(.  I'm jealous.   Nice brewing setup!  And good to put a face with the screen name.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 01:49:23 AM »
Thanks! To be fair, it was a little cool (low 70's).  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 02:28:22 AM »
Now I can refer to you as Justin. I'm always my biggest critic. Makes it hard to accept opinions.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 02:29:39 AM »
Nice Justin! makes me miss Jacks. I lived over the ditch in Ponte Vedra. Went to UNF back in 2000 i do miss those days:) live in idaho Falls now but frequently miss the beach/surf. O ya it must have been a bit chilly in the low 70s:) 

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 05:10:09 AM »
Welcome! Spent a poorly timed cruise out of Jacksonville about 8 years ago. Good times with good friends despite the hurricane! :) keep asking questions... Some of the most experienced Brewers are here!
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 07:05:00 AM »
Nice Legs! No, really!  It is good to put a face to the name. You're on the forum quite a bit and ask some really good questions. I have a feeling you will be a formidable brewer soon if you aren't already.

You are among good and knowledgeable company here. Brew on!
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 10:35:19 PM »
Nice Justin! makes me miss Jacks. I lived over the ditch in Ponte Vedra. Went to UNF back in 2000 i do miss those days:) live in idaho Falls now but frequently miss the beach/surf. O ya it must have been a bit chilly in the low 70s:)

You're not missing a whole lot! Although we do have a handful of really great breweries in town now.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 10:35:50 PM »
Nice Legs! No, really!  It is good to put a face to the name. You're on the forum quite a bit and ask some really good questions. I have a feeling you will be a formidable brewer soon if you aren't already.

You are among good and knowledgeable company here. Brew on!

Hilarious, and too kind  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2015, 03:43:42 AM »
Welcome to the addiction.  I started around the same time as you did.  What a wonderful hobby.  Great people,  here and the craft brewing community
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 01:18:16 AM »
I grew up in Melbourne, miss it sometimes. My sister in-law is from Jacksonville. Hope to get stationed at Ft Stewart after we are done in Fairbanks, AK. Would be awesome to catch a Dolphins/Jag game!

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 01:19:07 AM »
I grew up in Melbourne, miss it sometimes. My sister in-law is from Jacksonville. Hope to get stationed at Ft Stewart after we are done in Fairbanks, AK. Would be awesome to catch a Dolphins/Jag game!

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 09:21:09 PM »
I grew up in Melbourne, miss it sometimes. My sister in-law is from Jacksonville. Hope to get stationed at Ft Stewart after we are done in Fairbanks, AK. Would be awesome to catch a Dolphins/Jag game!

Awesome, small world.

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 10:30:24 PM »
I grew up in Melbourne, miss it sometimes. My sister in-law is from Jacksonville. Hope to get stationed at Ft Stewart after we are done in Fairbanks, AK. Would be awesome to catch a Dolphins/Jag game!

Awesome, small world.

Grew up in Eau Gallie and Merritt Island. Worked in Gainesville for 10+ years, then moved to Jacksonville after school. Spent some time in Seward Alaska. Back in Gainesville.

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